Bobbin Lace with Elena Kanagy-Loux at the Textile Arts Center | Sweet Paul Makerie
SUNDAY, APRIL 9 : MORNING
Bobbin lace is a lacemaking technique in which lengths of thread wound on bobbins are twisted and braided. As the work progresses, the lace is held in place with pins placed in a lace pillow following a pattern. In this class, students will learn the basic fundamentals of Torchon lace and how it's constructed. We will be focusing on Half stitch, Linen stitch, and Whole stitch techniques, while constructing simple bobbin lace sampler. Students will also work towards making a simple Torchon tape lace.
No experience necessary.
MATERIALS TO BRING
Nothing but your creative selves.
. bobbin lace pillows .
, bobbins .
. DMC embroidery thread .
. pins .
As a grandchild a Mennonite missionaries, Elena was raised between the US and Japan. She was enormously influenced by both the traditional hand techniques like crochet and embroidery that were passed down from her family, and the wacky DIY fashion culture that she participated in while living in Tokyo. Later she studied Fiber Arts at Concordia University in Montreal before receiving her BFA in Textile Design at FIT in NYC. In March of 2015, she received the George T. Dorsch Award in Art History to fund a four-month project researching lacemaking in seven European countries. Upon returning, she founded the Brooklyn Lace Guild with fellow lacemaker Kaelyn Garcia, and began teaching bobbin lace classes at the Textile Arts Center. She is currently working on her MA in Costume Studies at NYU, and plans to continue to focus on lace, both in its history and as a creative practice, into the future.